Review: Artemis by Andy Weir.

Title – Artemis
Author – Andy Weir
How I Got It – From the publisher
Pages – 305 pages
Publication Date – November 14th 2017 by Del Rey, an imprint of Penguin Random House
ISBN – 9780091956950
My Rating – ★★★★/5

Jazz works as a porter in a city on the moon and smuggles in contraband on the side. But it’s never enough to save the money she needs.

So when Jazz is offered the chance to get rich quick she barely hesitates. But planning the perfect crime isn’t going to be easy. Especially when there’s a conspiracy at the very heart of Artemis.

At first it was all about the money. Now it’s about surviving…

I received a copy of Artemis from Penguin Random House New Zealand to review. I read The Martian a couple years ago and loved it! When I heard that Weir had written another book I knew I needed to read it. DUamXltVAAANFJe

I have to admit that I ended up skimming the parts with science or descriptions of welding because most of it went over my head anyway. I did the same with The Martian even when things were explained… Weir is just too smart for me.

I really liked Jazz and her sarcasm made me laugh out loud more than once. Obviously we have the same kind of sense of humor.  She did do a few things I didn’t agree with but for the right reasons. I mean, I get why she needed the money so much now and it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. But I’m not sure I would have taken the job offer…

Aside from all the science and other things I didn’t really understand, I did really like Artemis. It was like a sci-fi murder/mystery with some great characters and great humor too. I think my favourite was Jazz but I did like a few others too. I love sci-fi books so I was sure I’d enjoy this because of that too.

There is also a very diverse range of characters from all over Earth. Artemis is considered a city on the moon so I think they were still citizens of Earth… I can’t really remember.

I really didn’t want to go into Artemis and compare it to The Martian because there was no way it would end up well for Artemis. And the fact they aren’t the same story. I gave Artemis four stars because I loved trying to figure out what was going on but it wasn’t as edge of your seat, I can’t put this book down as The Martian was.

I hope Weir keeps writing books, especially sci-fi ones because I’ll definitely pick them up if he does. If you like sci-fi with great humor and people trying to kill everyone then you should definitely pick up a copy of Artemis.

*Thank you Penguin Random House New Zealand for sending me a copy to review*

– Aimee.

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